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Arimidex is prescribed to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. The medication is specifically designed to treat postmenopausal women with certain types of breast cancer -- namely, breast cancer that is hormone receptor-positive or that has not responded to tamoxifen. Arimidex comes in tablet form, and is typically taken once a day. Potential side effects include hot flashes, nausea, and fatigue.
What Is Arimidex?Arimidex® (anastrozole) is a prescription medication used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Specifically, the drug has been licensed to treat postmenopausal women who have:
- Early breast cancer that is hormone receptor-positive
- Advanced or metastatic breast cancer that is either hormone receptor-positive or the hormone receptor status is not known
- Advanced breast cancer that has not responded to tamoxifen (Nolvadex®, Soltamox®).